Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) 'Typed Wildcard' Forward Equivalence Class (FEC) (RFC5918)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-17
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
R. Asati: AUTHOR [+3]
LDP [RFC5036] distributes labels for Forwarding Equivalence Classes (FECs). LDP uses FEC TLVs in LDP messages to specify FECs. An LDP FEC TLV includes one or more FEC elements. A FEC element includes a FEC type and an optional type-dependent value.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Asati Request for Comments: 5918 Cisco Systems Category: Standards Track I. Minei ISSN: 2070-1721 Juniper Networks B. Thomas August 2010
Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) 'Typed Wildcard' Forward Equivalence Class (FEC)
The Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) specification for the Wildcard Forward Equivalence Class (FEC) element has several limitations. This document addresses those limitations by defining a Typed Wildcard FEC Element and associated procedures. In addition, it defines a new LDP capability to address backward compatibility.
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RFC 5918 LDP 'Typed Wildcard' FEC August 2010
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